Assistant Scientist in Mass Spectrometry

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 12, 2023

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, renewable, non-tenure track position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist to begin after July 1, 2023. The appointment is in the Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center (MSREC) under the supervision of the Director, Dr. Kari Basso. Typical applicants will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, or closely related field, with demonstrable expertise in mass spectrometry. Highly motivated individuals are sought to support advanced mass spectrometry-based projects conducted in MSREC.

It is expected the successful candidate can work independently and be part of a highly diverse research group. The candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills in English and a good publication history. Additionally, the individual is expected to work collaboratively with the Director to coordinate all project activities, including but not limited to sample preparation, data collection and analysis, manuscript and report preparation, and conference presentations. MSREC is a highly diverse lab engaged in all levels and areas of mass spectrometry including but not limited to targeted and untargeted lipidomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Our goal is to provide a valuable resource to complex research needs through access to a wide variety of mass spectrometry instruments, bioinformatic tools and highly trained staff. We offer both routine services and innovative research-based projects. Expertise in at least one of these research areas is desired.

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system. The UF Department of Chemistry ranks in the top five chemistry departments nationally in Ph.D. production and is among the top 20 in bachelor graduates. The Department of Chemistry provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative environment The department consists of 46 tenure track faculty members, over 250 graduate students, and over 80 postdoctoral and other scientific associates. Persons joining the Department will find outstanding facilities, interdisciplinary opportunities, a collaborative and collegial work environment, and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in research and education. Potential applicants seeking more information are encouraged to visit our website at

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Chemistry, or a closely related field with demonstrable expertise in mass spectrometry.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in an ‘Omics” area of research using LC-MS/MS, knowledge of sample preparation, data analysis and bioinformatics, and instrument maintenance.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a summary of mass spectrometry experience (what instrument experience, bioinformatic platforms etc), and (3) the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications May 26, 2023 and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. Application received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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